More than 1 in 5 adults has cancer-causing HPV, CDC reports

More than one in five adults in the United States has high-risk human papillomavirus, the type of HPV that can cause cancer, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The report, released Thursday, provides the latest national estimates on oral and genital HPV — the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States — in adults ages 18 to 59. The report specifically looked at adults who didn’t receive recommendations to get the HPV vaccine.

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